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I uploaded several photos for my Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Game-board-for-Settlers-of-Catan/). All were taken with my iPhone. One is in portrait mode. When I preview the photo with Irfanview on my PC it is correctly oriented. When I view the photo on Instructables it is rotated 90 degrees to the left.

I infer that the iPhone puts some kind of rotation command in the file. Irfanview correctly handles this while the Instructables site does not.

Jim Schrempp

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killerjackalope (author)2012-02-26

Though solved it something both my phone and DSLR do - in image viewer my photos are not rotated correctly, however PS and some other programs will orient them the way they're meant to be.

I always put my images through photoshop anyway, since I like to fiddle with tones and because the jpeg produced is at least 2mb from either and a good jpeg save, say quality at 8 is much smaller, handy for big batches of uploads, massive difference in time when you've an album from a gig or all the images for an instructable to put up.

As a rule, the basic image viewer in windows or the thumbnail is a good judge to go by, it's never too clever...

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Kiteman (author)2012-02-26

Look at a thumbnail of the photo on your PC, using your normal "My Documents" file-views.

Note which way the photo is oriented in the thumbnail - that is the way it will be uploaded to the site.

In this case, you need to right-click on the thumbnail, and click "rotate clockwise". When the image has finished rotating (only a couple of seconds), re-upload the image to the site, and all will be well.

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